social media

What the world would lose with the demise of Twitter

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What do a cybersecurity researcher building a system to generate alerts for detecting security threats and vulnerabilities, a wildfire watcher who tracks the spread of forest fires, and public health professionals trying to predict enrollment in health insurance exchanges have in common? They all rely on analyzing data from Twitter.

Elon Musk is wrong: Research shows content rules on Twitter help preserve free speech from bots and other manipulation

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Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter on Oct. 27, 2022 has triggered renewed debate about what it means for the future of the social media platform, which plays an important role in determining the news and information many people - especially Americans - are exposed to.

Community college athletes could earn $48 per Instagram post under the right conditions

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With all the hype surrounding lucrative endorsement deals for athletes at Division I schools, it's easy for people to get the impression that players at smaller schools - and community colleges in particular - could be left behind in what is now known as the "Name, Image, Likeness era."

The January 6 hearings are tailor-made for social media – that doesn’t mean they’re reaching a wide audience

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In the days following the Jan. 6 attack, many pundits seemed baffled that the insurrectionists had stormed the Capitol with phones in hand, taking videos and selfies. This seemed self-incriminating, and it turned out to be. Yet scholars of the far-right have long discussed how social media has been essential to that community.